Discover Bangui

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Bangui is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic, located on the northern bank of the Ubangi River. It is home to a diverse population, including ethnic groups such as Mboum, M'Baka, Gbaya and Yakoma. Founded in 1889 by French settlers, Bangui has grown into a modern metropolitan area with wide streets lined with shops and restaurants.

Bangui's main attraction is its central market located at Place de l'Independence where visitors can buy anything from food to crafts to clothing. An interesting sight for visitors is Notre Dame Cathedral which was constructed in 1910 by German missionaries and features vibrant stained glass windows depicting scenes from Jesus' life. The Church of Saint-Sauveur offers a unique African take on Christianity with its colorful murals depicting Biblical stories alongside traditional masks used in African ceremonies; it also houses an impressive collection of ivory statues carved by local artisans. Finally visiting Dzanga-Sangha National Park provides travelers an unforgettable experience; this UNESCO World Heritage Site features gorillas, elephants and buffaloes roaming freely through lush jungles near rivers teeming with hippos and crocodiles.

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